First Annual Halloween Party a Huge Success!
On Friday, October 28th, the Tri-Lakes Senior Center hosted its very first Halloween party with close to 40 guests attending this spooktacular event. Raggedy Ann, Jack Sparrow, Santa, Minnie Mouse, Plain and Peanut M&M’s and the Queen of Hearts were among many of the terrific costumes at the party. Prizes were plentiful for the many different games that were played. The dueling skeleton banjo players and the creepy butler were a big hit amongst the seniors. Th ank you to all who attended this ‘ghastly’ event! The fabulous food and spooky decorations were supplied by Dianne and Steve Meyers. for more information. Refreshments will be served.
Pictured above: Baker and Oven (Party hosts Steve and Dianne Meyers)
Pictured above: Party guest striking a pose
Pictured above: Raggedy Ann and happy party goers
Pictured above: Jack Sparrow poses with our featured musicians
President of Silver Alliance
It has been a fantastic year for Silver Alliance!
As this year comes to a end and planning begins for another year it seems an appropriate time for me to provide an update to our Silver Alliance community and express gratitude to so many that have been involved this past year.
2017 has been a banner year for fundraising, events and volunteers. Sue Walker deserves applause for her hard work and dedication to Silver Alliance with her ability to coordinate so many different activities keeping us on the path to provide an active Senior Center for those we serve.
The Thrift Store has been over achieving in sales every month. Great job! The Center has been buzzing with new people, activities, workshops, parties and improvements such as our exercise room evolving into such a terrific space for dance, workout and relaxation. I hear a lot of laughter from that room.
Volunteers, you really are the best. It truly takes the dedication of a volunteer’s time and pride of work to make an organization thrive. To the Thrift Store group, Senior Beat staff, Event volunteers and Board of Directors - Thank you.
As you may know, Silver Alliance is entirely funded by the generous contributions and donations of the community. Thankfully our community was generous to us another year. In an effort to develop new avenues of income, the Board of Directors hosted the first successful fundraising event “Spring Fling” and new associations with charitable groups were rewarded with donations. Thankfully the organizations that have donated and supported us throughout the years have continued their valued relationships with us. This fundraising success allows us to plan for the next year. One improvement to look for in 2018 is our new redesigned website which will be more functional and will meet our needs for prompt communication, and information resource plus a source for fundraising.
There is so much going on with Silver Alliance that this article is not enough. Please feel free to contact me, or Sue Walker, if you wish to learn more.
Enjoy your holidays,
SILVER ALLIANCE CHRISTMAS PARTY
This promises to be a very festive and jolly time!
Free lunch will be provided as well as games, gifts and prizes for all that attend.
Reservations are required and space is limited!
Please sign up at the Senior Center, lunch at the Mennonite Church, or call Sue, 719-330-0241 to reserve your spot for this holiday gathering.
Senior Chats: Wednesdays 10 a.m.-noon
Life Circles Writing Group: First and Third Mondays @ 9:30-11:00 a.m.
History Buffs Fourth: Wednesday of the month @ 2 p.m.
German Conversation Group: Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m.
No registration necessary, all are welcome.
Monumental Readers Book Club: Friday Dec. 15 10 a.m.- noon. This month’s book: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.
Monumental Bookworms: Tues. Dec. 12 7-8:30 p.m. An evening book club sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Friends of PPLD. All are welcome! They’ll be discussing The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. No registration necessary.
Knitting! Wednesday: Dec. 6, 13, and 20, 3-4:30 p.m. This intergenerational knitting group meets the first three Wednesdays of each month. Practice materials are provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials. Some instruction provided for new knitters.
Spinning Group! Th ursday Dec. 28, 1:30-3:45 p.m. Exploration of hand spinning.
First Thursday Craft : Woodburning Thursday Dec. 7 2-4 p.m. This month we’ll be woodburning picture frames, ornaments, and more for the holiday season. Registration required: registration opens two weeks before craft day. This month’s craft is moved up one week due to a scheduling conflict.
Meet the Author! Sunday Dec. 3 2-3:30 p.m. Local author Diane Sawatzki will read from and sign her new novel Manyhorses Traveling, the sequel to her time-travel Once Upon Another Time. To be followed by Q & A. Both books will be available for purchase.
Coloring for Everyone: Fri. Dec. 1 4-5:30 p.m. A special session that includes coloring with a paper craft . This time we’ll make Holiday Triskie Globes. All materials will be provided and no registration is needed.
Path 2 Empathy Presentation: Dec. 6 5--6:00 p.m. Join us to learn about Path2Empathy, a hands-on program that helps decrease bullying and behavioral issues by educating young people about empathy. If you are an educator, student, or homeschooler, come to this session presented by two trained educators.
Art Collage Class: Thursday Dec. 14 1-3 p.m. Instructor Joanna Bolek from Joyful Mind Arts LLC. will teach a class on creating artistic collages. All materials will be provided. Registration is required.